LSO OTHR 2 - Indigenous Relations Liaison
Licensed Sc Off Other 2
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA
$61,182.54 - $77,067.27 annually
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
Regional Operations, Cariboo Region, BC Timber Sales, Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area
Job Summary Indigenous Relations Liaison
Licensed Science Officer Other 2
This position can be performed in Quesnel or Williams Lake.
An eligibility list may be established for similar vacancies within the BC Timber Sales Cariboo-Chilcotin Business Area.
On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .
This position is also posted as an STO 24 under requisition 90574 Bring your leadership skills and expertise in First Nation Relations to this rewarding role
BC Timber Sales (BCTS)manages about 20 per cent of the province's allowable annual cut forCrown timber,generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C.
Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbiansreceive fairvalue from their timber resources.
BCTS also supports government's commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BCas we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The goal of BCTS is to provide credible representative price and cost benchmark data for the market pricing system through auctions of timber harvested from public land in BC. BCTS has three objectives supporting its goal:
- Objective 1:Sell the full BCTS apportionment over the business cycle, consistent with safe practices, sustainable forest management, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
- Objective 2:Generate direct net revenue and indirect revenue for the Province over the business cycle.
- Objective 3:Continuous business improvement - within BCTS, across government and with third parties.
To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website
The Indigenous Relations Liaison works within the BCTS business area to develop and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples to advance BCTS' business principle dedicated to true and lasting reconciliation. The position works directly with Indigenous Peoples and BCTS staff to plan and facilitate legal consultation processes (i.e., preparation, engagement, accommodation, decision and follow-up) consistent with legal requirements, reconciliation and relationship building, and supports senior staff in negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
The Cariboo-Chilcotin Region is located in north-central British Columbia and is well known for it diverse landscapes ranging from grasslands to snow-packed mountain peaks, rivers and lakes, and sand dunes to a wide range of forest types. It is the Traditional Territory of theSouthern Dakelh, Tsilhqot'in, and Secwepemc peoples. The area is also home to many farm and ranches andsmall farm acreages and offers expansive outdoor recreational opportunities such as mountain biking, camping, horseback riding, water sports, and hiking.
Quesnel located in the North Cariboo has a rich pastconnected to the Fur Trade and Cariboo gold rush, and is well known for its location at the junction of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers. The Quesnel Farmer's' Market is held throughout the summer in addition to annual festivals such as Billy Barker Days, the Quesnel Rodeo, and the Quesnel Fall Fair.
Williams Lake is named in honour of Secwepemc Chief William and is located in a valley in the Interior Plateau of Central BC. It too has a rich history and is well known for being the venue of the Williams Lake Stampede which is held in July and is one of the biggest rodeos in Western Canada, and pays tribute to its ranching history. Williams Lake also hosts a farmers market.
In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing locations, the BC Public Service is an award-winningemployer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2021, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2021 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2021.
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits , including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning anddevelopment. Regular, full time Professional Employee Association members are also entitled to 7% allowance in Lieu of Overtime Shiftwork and Standby (taken as time or money), have a 35 hour work week, and 4 weeks' annual paidleave entitlement.To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You
A career path in BC Timber Sales offers exceptional opportunities to develop new solutions to complex problems, and to learn and grow personally and professionally. Existing and future BCTS employees have the opportunity to impact public and private forests, communities, the economy and the lives of British Columbians in positive and unique ways.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it-9laHaKyc&feature=youtu.be .
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, requirements and qualifications, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME@gov.bc.ca
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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirements as outlined below:
- Registered, or eligible for registration, as professional (i.e. Registered Professional Forester) with the British Columbia association as required by the specialty area, and 2 years of experience related to natural resource or Indigenous Peoples relationship management. Registered Forest Technologist do not qualify as professionals under this classification series.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
- Must be willing and able to travel to meet job requirements.
- Must be willing to work extended hours with limited notice, including evenings and weekends.
- Must be willing and able to travel in fixed and/or rotary winged aircraft and/or watercraft.
- Experience with contract management.
- Experience or education in forestry or natural resource management.
- Experience or education related to Indigenous Peoples relationship management.
- Experience conducting research and analysis related to land use, resource management, social or economic development issues.
Please include your registration number with theAssociation of BC Forest Professionals ( ABCFP ) within your applicationas you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with the ABCFP. If you are not yet registered with the ABCFP, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a registered RPF member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer tothe ABCFP ).
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover letter required:NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire - YES (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.
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